Color management can be a chore, and it can be confusing for many. Between color spaces, .icc profiles, soft proofing, and converting vs assigning, the exact steps to take and which boxes to check can be daunting. Soft proofing is a great way to have a bit more control over how your images print, but there are several options to check off and numerous edits that can be made. Once you find a routine that works for you, the results can be night and day. Often times it can be the difference between a "nice photo" and a highly polished image.
I personally soft proof all the time. I find that I add more contrast in general and usually brighten images up an extra 10-15%. I am curious though, what do other folks do? Do you have any common edits that you tend to make when soft-proofing?